These two pictures are showing how I plan my days. The first picture is a finished product of a full week. I put down daily things I have to do, and then once I get done with those things I mark them out showing that they have been finished. The second picture is showing the start of a week. I don't have very many things written down yet because I take it day by day. Since I write things down day by day, the most important things I need to be doing for that day should already be written down before I start adding more assignments. I don't have a system to get everything done, but I always do. There is a huge difference in the two pictures, but by the end of the second week they will look very similar, and all marked up. This planner helps me so much everyday, and honestly I don't know what I would do without it.
Journals & Self-Observations
This is my first full first day of observation, and the start of my second day.
In my first day I followed my daily plan really well for Tuesday. There were only a couple times where I didn't follow my schedule, and that was to eat a snack, take a shower, and to go running. These things were spontaneous, and I didn't have them on my schedule for that day. That is why I labeled them as "no" on my observation sheet. These breaks in my schedule are mostly so that I can give myself a break from my studies, and do something else for myself for a few minutes. As soon as I got done with those spontaneous things, I went right back to what I needed to be doing on my schedule.
This is the end of my second day, and most of my third day on the observation sheet.
In my second journal, I had a few things that weren't on my daily schedule for Wednesday. These things weren't bad or anything, but I didn't think about putting "walking to class" on my schedule. I also studied during my exercise time which isn't a bad thing, I just didn't have that on my schedule for that day to study in that time. That is why I marked it as a "no" on my observation paper. I don't stray from my schedule that much, but not every day is perfect, and sometimes it's okay to switch it up.
This is the end of the third day of my observations.
This is the end of my observations, and they ended on Thursday. The no's that I had on this day were just like the other days. I stopped studying or doing whatever I had planned on my daily schedule so that I could have some "me" time by relaxing and doing something besides studying all day. I should have put doing laundry on my daily schedule because I do my laundry every Thursday night, but I didn't think about it. I think I still accomplished things that needed to be done, but I also got some needed free time.